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Nat BirchallSounds Almighty ... LP
Tradition Disc (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A very different album than usual from the great tenorist Nat Birchall – a set that's no less soulful than his other records, but in a completely different way! The album's a collaboration with producer Al Breadwinner – and has this approach that feels like a lost Jamaican instrumental ... (Jazz, Reggae) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Released by Birchall himself – and limited to 200 copies!)

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Ken BootheFreedom Street (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 22.99
A Trojan Records classic from the mighty Ken Boothe – an album set to just the right sort of grooves for his beautifully soulful vocals! The record's definitely got the political vibe you'd expect from the cover and title, but maybe even more compelling is the way that Ken can still sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 700 – on gray "Asphalt" vinyl!)

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Baba Brooks & OthersGay Feet Every Night – Featuring Baba Brooks and his Band ... LP
Doctor Bird/Dub Store (Japan), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Raw grooves from the Jamaican scene of the pre-reggae years – served up here in a blend of early ska, jump up soul, and other jazzy styles of the time – all handled by Sonia Pottinger, who was the first female producer on the Kingston scene! There's a nice mix of modes going on here, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Errol Brown & The RevolutionariesDub Expression (180 gram pressing) ... LP
High Note/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
The mighty Errol Brown is at the controls in Treasure Isle – reworking some wicked rhythms played by The Revolutionaries – all with the stripped-down vibe of the best underground dub from Kingston in the 70s! Echo is heavy on the bottom-end of the sound – which makes the grooves ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 750 – on 180 gram orange colored vinyl!)
Also available Dub Expression ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Errol Brown & The RevolutionariesDubb Everlasting (180 gram pressing) ... LP
High Note/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Dubb Everlasting is a record that might mis-spell the name of its genre, but it's also a set that strips things right down to the core, then adds a very unique touch! Errol Brown works here in the Treasure Isle studios with massive rhythms from The Revolutionaries – but in a session that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition pressing of 750 – on 180 gram orange vinyl!)

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✨✧ Susan CadoganGirl Who Cried (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Grover (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
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(Limited edition of 250 – on red vinyl and with bonus CD!)

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Creation RebelDub From Creation (with download) ... LP
Hit Run/On-U Sound, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
Not just the debut album from Creation Rebel, but also a set that marks the first studiow ork from the young Adrian Sherwood – part of the long On-U Sound legacy to come, and a wealth of other wonderful music! There's a spareness here that's great – maybe a bit less dark than later ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie store exclusive! Includes download with two bonus tracks.)

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Creation RebelStarship Africa (with download) ... LP
On-U Sound (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
A brilliant Creation Rebel effort for On-U Sound from the dawn of the 80s – landing in the futuristic dub spacecraft that is their Starship Africa – percussion heavy and spaced out ingenuity from Adrian Sherwood & co! Tripped, echoey atmospherics that's cast as a soundtrack to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie store exclusive! Includes download & fold out poster.)

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CultureAfrica Stand Alone ... LP
April/VP, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A raw early effort from roots legends Culture! This one was recorded at Harry J's with engineer Sylvan Morris, and it ultimately stands alone as a bit of a rougher, stripped down sound compared to their work with Joe Gibbs or Sonia Pottinger in the late 70s, but they way Joseph Hill's and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CultureTwo Sevens Clash ... LP
Joe Gibbs/17 North Parade, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
Essential! The mighty debut album from African disciples Culture pairing up with the Mighty Two, Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson is one of the landmark sets of roots reggae, a defining moment of the genre dropped during the year when two sevens clashed. And though the apocalypse didn't rain down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DJ SpookyDJ Spooky Presents Phantom Dancehall (colored vinyl) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
VP, 2018. New Copy ... $23.99
DJ Spooky offers up his take on the dancehall sound –w orking with help from Walshy Fire and Sanjay – on titles that include "Phantom In The Dancehall", "Music Of The Time", "Showtime", "Jah Dub", "No Return", "Dash It In The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited colored vinyl pressing!)

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FrightnrsNothing More To Say (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
The Frightnrs have plenty more to say here – and they say it in a really sharp-edged approximation of older rocksteady modes! The group are contemporary, but like the best acts on Daptone, they've got an instantly classic feel – thanks to instrumentation and production that take us ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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GermainPre-Release Dub ... LP
Bond Export, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A dub album so mysterious, copies of the set were actually found stuffed inside the wrong record sleeves – which might well testify to the pretty stripped-down packaging of this version of the album! Yet don't judge the book by its cover – as the album's filled with well-crafted dub ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Derrick Harriott & OthersDerrick Harriott Rock Steady 1966 to 1969 ... LP
Crystal/Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99 32.98
A double-length set that really digs deep into the rich array of sounds that Derrick Harriott brought to Jamaican music in the late 60s – not just cuts he recorded under his own name, but work by some of his contemporaries that were done with Derrick's help – served up here as one of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ HeptonesBook Of Rules ... LP
Jaywax/Get On Down, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
A soulful classic from The Heptones – easily one of the greatest trios to emerge from the Jamaican scene in the late 60s – and one of the few who were really able to evolve their style as the years went on! The style here is to earlier Heptones material as the early 70s Impressions ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Wayne JarrettShowcase Vol 1 ... LP
Wackie's (Germany), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A record with a rootsy-looking cover, and a rootsy looking vibe as well – a great combination of the sweetly soulful vocals of Wayne Jarrett and the deep, focused sound of the Wackie's rhythm section! The grooves here are created with an awareness of all the sonic possibilities of the studio ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KingstoniansSufferer (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A stunning example of the way that the harmony trio had developed in late 60s Jamaica – a short but fantastic evolution of a mode that began in American soul, yet quickly expanded into something else entirely during the rocksteady years – to the point where it became the global calling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Barrington LevyPrison Oval Rock ... LP
Volcano/VP, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 16.98
Barrington Levy in incredibly fine form in the mid 80s – the yearning soulfulness of his voice and peak level – and Junjo's production is great, too! There's this lean, buzzing and positively electric sound here that works so well, courtesy of longtime producer and collaborator Junjo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Love JoysLovers Rock – Reggae Style ... LP
Wackie's (Germany), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Great mellow soul from the Love Joys – the vocal duo of Sonia Abel and Claudette Brown – both singers who can glow together warmly, but still keep the right sort of edge to match the Wackie's rhythms! There's all these great dubby touches around the edges, but the lyrics always have ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Love JoysReggae Vibes ... LP
Top Ranking/Wackie's (Germany), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A righteous set of lovers rock from the Love Joys – a female duo, as you might guess from the cover – but one who work here with a wonderfully deep sound! This isn't the crossover material you might hear from other artists of this nature – as there's a very tough-edged ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob MarleyLegend (30th Anniversary Tri Color Edition) ... LP
Island, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.98
One of the best-selling albums ever from Bob Marley – a classic collection of work from his all-too-short career – and one that's gone onto become as famous as Marley's individual records themselves! The collection really allows all the classics to resonate strongly, in a track order ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool limited version – on red, yellow, and green vinyl!)

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✨✧ Morwell UnlimitedA1 Dub (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Blacka Morwell serves up some massive dub here – working at Channel 1, for an obscure album on Trojan Records – but maybe coming across with some of the richness of the Island Records generation! There's a fullness to the sound that's wonderful – top-to-bottom completely solid, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 750 – on 180 gram orange vinyl!)

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Hugh MundellAfrica Must Be Free By 1983 ... LP
RAS/VP, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
An incredible moment of righteous energy from the Kingston scene of the 70s – sublime production by Augustus Pablo, and very powerful lyrics from the great Hugh Mundell! Despite the laidback groove of the record, the tunes themselves have as much political energy as American work of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Augustus PabloAfrica Must Be Free By 1983 Dubs ... LP
RAS/VP, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
The fantastic dub counterpart to the vocal album by Hugh Mundell – carved out of the same studio tapes as the original, but with even more space for amazing sounds from Augustus Pablo and the rest of the musicians on the set! Even without the message in the lyrics of the original, there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Augustus PabloEastman Dub ... LP
RAS/Greensleeves, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 17.98
A masterful collection of Pablo-produced dub versions! The first half or so is stacked pretty heavily with soul-stirring dub versions based on the Let's Get Started record by Tetrack – a roots classic from the late 70s that was produced by Pablo – and closess with some equally great, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Augustus PabloKing David's Melody ... LP
Greensleeves, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A spiritual classic from Augustus Pablo – and a set that some consider his masterpiece! The album has Pablo completely in charge – producing, arranging, and really getting a chance to make the kind of music that showcases his righteous vision – instrumentals that have his own ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lloyd ParksTime A Go Dread ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
The first full-length collection we've ever seen to focus on the work of Lloyd Parks – one of the hipper, more righteous artists on the Kingston scene of the 70s – a singer responsible for some mighty hip singles at the time! Lloyd previously sang as part of the Termites duo, and also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Time A Go Dread ... CD 14.99

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Lloyd Parks & We The PeopleMeet The People ... LP
Parks/Pressure Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
An incredibly righteous set from Lloyd Parks and his We The People band – a record that may well even top some of the most soulful sets of the roots reggae years! Parks is both bassist and singer on the set – and his strong tones on the bottom really define the slow-stepping rhythms ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Meet The People (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Lee Perry & The UpsettersDouble Seven (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Brilliant early work from Lee Perry & The Upsetters – and an album that already shows that Perry's got a fantastic production style firmly in place! The rhythms are great – the kind of laidback, bad-stepping grooves you'd expect from The Upsetters – but there's also a special ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Prince Far IVoice Of Thunder ... LP
Get On Down/Trojan, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
A classic from Prince Far I – Voice Of Thunder couldn't be a more appropriate album title or moniker! Recorded at Channel One in 1981 with incredible analog dub production, it fully carries the grit, murk, heavy and heady soul of the 70s into the new decade –even if the sound is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Prince JammyPrince Jammy Destroys The Invaders ... LP
Greensleeves (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
This is sort of a Prince Jammy riff on the format of the popular Junjo Lawes-produced Scientist dub series. Nonetheless, he steps up to bat, and indeed defeats the evil planet munchers, with the able help of the Roots Radics rhytnm section. Recorded at Channel One and mixed at Tubby's – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Prince JammyPrince Jammy In Lion Dub Style ... LP
Jammy's/VP, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 16.98
We're not sure what "lion style" is, but we can definitely say that the album's heavy on dub – a darkly bubbling masterpiece with Prince Jammy at the controls – crafting his magic to grooves by a top-shelf set of Kingston musicians! Winston Wright plays lots of keyboards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rico & His BandGet Up Your Foot ... LP
Grover (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
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Max Romeo & The UpsettersWar Ina Babylon (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Island/4 Men With Beards, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.99
Essential stuff, whether you're a fan of roots reggae, Jamaican soul or the otherworldly antics of the Upsetter! Though you might not know it from some of the bitter rebukes Scratch later laid to wax against him, Romeo was clearly his favorite son when it came to vocalists, and got the prodigal ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited red vinyl pressing!)

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Soul SugarChase The Light ... LP
Gee (France), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
Funky keyboards and dubby grooves – a great little record that's as much inspired by Jamaican music as it is the longer legacy of American funky jazz! Soul Sugar first started giving us 45s about a decade ago, but their sound has really matured over the years – as leader/keyboard ... (Deep Funk, Reggae) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chase The Light ... CD 16.99

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Linval ThompsonDub Landing Volume 1 (2LP version – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 26.98
A dub landing of massive proportions – served up here on some classic early 80s work by Scientist, who's really making magic in the studio with the sounds of the Roots Radics Band! The tunes are stark, sharp, and very focused – and at some level, the mixologist is maybe keeping himself ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes poster!)
Also available Dub Landing Volume 1 (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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Linval ThompsonDub Landing Volume 2 (2LP version – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 26.98
A dub landing of massive proportions – served up here on some classic early 80s work by Scientist, who's really making magic in the studio with the sounds of the Roots Radics Band! The tunes are stark, sharp, and very focused – and at some level, the mixologist is maybe keeping himself ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes poster!)
Also available Dub Landing Volume 2 (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD 18.99

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U-RoyVersion Galore ... LP
Treasure Isle/Get On Down, 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
The debut of U-Roy, and an album that paves the way for countless wonderful sounds to come! The album's an early one in the toasting approach – and has U-Roy calling out the tunes in this echoey style that's wonderful – somehow more urgent than reggae records of just a few years before ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bunny WailerBlackheart Man (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Island/4 Men With Beards, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.99
The legendary solo debut of Bunny Wailer – a set that maybe marks him as the most righteous member of The Wailers! The style here is heavy on the roots tip, but there's also a special sort of vibe going on too – these warm currents that are laced with occasional touches of jazz, amidst ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(On red, green & yellow vinyl!)

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VariousAfrica Iron Gate Showcase ... LP
Berris/Dub Store (Japan), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A Jamaican dee jay album at the crossroads – one that's got some of the righteous ideals of the roots generation, mixed with the growing sounds of the dancehall scene to come! The sound is still nicely rootsy and laidback, but there's also a different quality here than earlier work of its ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDancing Down Orange Street ... LP
Trojan/Dub Store (Japan), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A classic early reggae collection on Trojan Records – so early, the back cover notes refer to the sounds as "West Indian popular music" – instead of by any sort of specific genre or style! There's a strongly unified vibe to the set – as all tracks are late 60s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dancing Down Orange Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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VariousHustle – Reggae Disco – Kingston London New York (expanded 3LP edition – with download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $29.99 34.98
A fantastic collection that looks at the relationship between American soul and reggae in a very unique way – not the early crossovers of soul and rocksteady in the 60s, but a big wave of disco-inspired sounds in the 70s! The set brings together some great Jamaican and British versions of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! New expanded edition – with more material than the previous version!)

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VariousKing Jammy's Dancehall Part 1 – 1985 to 1989 ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), Late 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $38.99 39.98
A great collection of work from King Jammy's studios – all cuts recorded at the end of the 80s, with a definite digital feel – but a sound that's still a lot warmer and more soulful than bigger mainstream work of the time! As the title promises, there's plenty of dancehall in the mix ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNo More Heartaches (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A classic Trojan Records compilation from the end of the 60s – way more than just a collection of early rocksteady and reggae – as the set list is surprisingly special, and includes some obscurities from Trojan, and well as singles that only got circulation in small Jamaican pressings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 750 – on orange 180 gram vinyl!)

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VariousStudio One Freedom Sounds – Studio One In The 60s ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Pure gold from the earliest years of the Studio One label – great tracks that really sum up the special sort of genius that the label helped allow! As you might guess from the "freedom sounds" in the title, the late 60s marked a new period of independent action in Jamaica – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Studio One Freedom Sounds – Studio One In The 60s ... CD 18.99

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VariousStudio One Funk ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.99
Unhh!! Studio One plus funk, what more need we say?! Coxsone Dodd and company get down with the get down, and in this case, that's some pretty good company, with Sound Dimension, Cedric Brooks, Jackie Mittoo, Pablove Black, Alton Ellis, Vin Gordon and a whole mess of the baddest cats in Jamaica ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStudio One Rocksteady 2 – The Soul Of Young Jamaica – Rocksteady, Soul, & Early Reggae At Studio One ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Soulful sounds from the legendary Studio One – music from a time when the Jamaican scene was taking some strong cues from the American soul scene of the 60s, but coming up with a unique groove of their own! As proof of that fact, some of the work here is based on original American soul tunes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Studio One Rocksteady 2 – The Soul Of Young Jamaica – Rocksteady, Soul, & Early Reggae At Studio One ... CD 18.99

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VariousStudio One Ska ... LP
Soul Jazz/Studio One (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.99
Another chapter in the Studio One story, as told by the top notch selectors at Soul Jazz, and as with the earlier editions in their Studio One series, this one's another mighty batch of Jamaican rhythm and blues. Like so many other Coxsone Dodd productions, you can hear the foundations of many ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTrojan Records 50th Anniversary (picture disc) ... LP
Trojan, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
The legendary Trojan Records logo has always meant the best when it comes to reggae, dub, and ska – and this time around, the logo's larger than ever – as it takes up all the space on this very limited picture disc album – a great way to celebrate 50 years of the label! The set ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTrojan Ska & Reggae Classics ... LP
Trojan, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
They're not kidding with the title of this one – as the set's overflowing with key cuts from the Trojan Records catalog – from the early days when they were an important label bringing ska to the global scene, to the 70s years when they were one of the hippest sources of Jamaican music ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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